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Occoneechee Speedway Is the Track That Time Forgot

Justin Miller brought his kids out to walk around the old Occoneechee Speedway because they’ve been cooped up in the house. Now, he’s trying to re-coop them into his Honda Odyssey. After they shed their muddy boots, 6-year-old Grant and his 4-year-old sister, Josalyn, try to describe the experience.

“Good,” Grant says.

“We saw the Eno River,” Josalyn says.

Their dad looks up for a second. “They like looking at the old cars,” he says.

Grant and Josalyn disagree on what, exactly, they’ve been hiking on.

“Trail,” Grant says, “’cause you can walk on it.”

“Racetrack,” Josalyn says, “because cars used to race on it.”

This is the Millers’ third trip here from Durham, and every time they come, they’ve walked a lap. The part that used to be the track is about a mile long. The Millers timed themselves, and today their lap took 28 minutes

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